If you are an employer looking for help recruiting in the Bristol area


Ways2Work is a free service to support employers to recruit staff. We specialise in working with employers recruiting entry-level and second-level staff from people who are seeking work in the Bristol area. We work closely with the Department for Work and Pensions, colleges, training providers and the back-to-work sector in Bristol and the West of England area. This maximises opportunities for employers to recruit from the widest possible pool of potential employees.

We can offer you space at jobs fairs, networking opportunities and connections with training providers who can get you candidates with the skills you need to succeed.

We are not a recruitment agency as we do not supply staff. What we can do is to ensure that your vacancy information is spread through our extensive network of contacts working directly with people looking for work.


Although our activity has changed, we are still running jobs fairs and network meetings online. Please get in touch if you think we can help you.

You might also be interested in some of the business support available in the region at the moment. Please visit our Covid Business Support page.

Ways2Work runs Jobs Fairs across Bristol in consultation with the South West Jobs Fair Steering Group. There are three main jobs fairs in a year: South Bristol Jobs Fair in February, Cabot Circus Jobs Fair in June and City Hall Jobs Fair in October. In addition to these, there are smaller jobs fairs which are sector-based or located in specific geographical areas in the city.

Ways2Work has quarterly network meetings where people working in the employment and skills sector get together to share information about skills and support provision in the West of England. We offer featured speaking slots at every meeting for employers who have vacancies to offer.

We can connect you with training providers who will be able to address your organisation’s skills and recruitment needs. These could be:

  • Short focused courses for people who may want to work for you to build skills quickly.
  • If you want to re-balance your work-force to more closely reflect the area you work in, we may be able to offer suggestions to achieve this.
  • Linking with organisations offering apprenticeships or traineeships. If you are considering recruiting now for your future staff, we can point you to those organisations.
  • If you are seeking staff at higher levels, we have contacts who may be able to help.

If we don’t think we can help directly, we will signpost you to a more appropriate organisation.


You may also be interested in other projects supporting businesses and employers.

Future Bright

Future Bright offers free support and training for individuals who are in work on a low income and in receipt of in work benefits to help people improve their work and pay.

Kickstart Bristol

We are a Gateway for the government's Kickstart Programme. We are looking for employers to register to provide work placements for young people to Kickstart their careers.


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